Pope Benedict XVI (pictured, looking quite lovely - yet still pretty evil - in his little hat thingie. Going to the Derby, maybe?) has a bone to pick with Canada. Namely, their proclivity for social progression, evidenced in their gay marriage and abortion laws. With his Vatican thugs behind him, Benedict gave the country a stern talking to Friday, admonishing:
In the name of 'tolerance' your country has had to endure the folly of the redefinition of spouse, and in the name of 'freedom of choice' it is confronted with the daily destruction of unborn children...
We don't know, but we'd rather "destroy" unwanted unborn children than have people leave them on the street or replenish the ever-growing group of guppies vying for our planet's already limited resources. But that's just us.
The Pope went on to call abortion and gay rights "ephemeral" and "spurious" social issues. Hmmm, we hardly think these issues are ephemeral, or short-lived. As for spurious: well, there ain't nothing false about abortions, but some may say that there's plenty of fallacy behind homosexuality. If his royal popeness, or whatever you call him wants to declare the notion of homosexuality false and we can all go back to having sex with whomever we want, no questions asked...well, so be it.